Saturday, September 19, 2020; 5pm PST
40 minute talk followed by 30 minutes of public conversation broadcast live at thelab.org
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Odell will be thinking through the question, "can time be something other than money?" Embedded in this question is the history of time under industrialization, changing notions of leisure, and what we might learn from other temporalities, including ecological and geological time.
Jenny Odell is Oakland-based artist, writer, and lecturer in the Art Practice department at Stanford. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Paris Review, and McSweeney's. Odell has been an artist in residence at Recology SF, the Internet Archive, and the San Francisco Planning Department. She is the author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.
The Forum is a bi-weekly experiment in creating discourse within the context of isolation. Art creates a space for reconsidering our knowledge across various social and professional fields. It asks us: Why do we perceive things the way we do? What are we living for? How can we reimagine our relationships to the human and non-human world? The Forum proposes that the project of freedom is a project of making a world with others. So, we invite you to help us answer: what can we do now?
Please bring your ideas, proposals, questions to discuss following the talk.